It can be a bit tricky to pull off an outdoor Washington DC area wedding ceremony in November, but Beth and Jeff knew that ThorpeWood, a 155-acre mountain retreat located in Maryland’s Catoctin Mountains, was the perfect venue for their wedding last fall.  Beth and Jeff love nature and became engaged while hiking; the rustic setting provided a lovely setting for both the outdoor wedding ceremony and indoor reception.  Rachael from The Observatory was there to capture all the details:

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Beth and Jeff’s shared love of nature was woven throughout every detail of their wedding day – from the floral arrangements to their wedding bands to the table name cards at the reception.

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How adorable are these ponies at ThorpeWood?!  Such a delightful surprise for guests both big and small…

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For the reception, Beth and Jeff and their guests moved indoors to ThorpeWood’s main lodge, with a cozy seating area and a fireplace to help keep guests warm through the evening.  Beth and Jeff chose red and orange accents to complement the lodge’s rustic interior décor.

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Such a lovely fall wedding!

The following Maryland wedding vendors contributed to Beth and Jeff’s wedding:

Venue: ThorpeWood
Floral Design: Monica MacCracken Floral Designs (bouquets), DIY centerpieces
Catering: Canapés
Music: Aurora Celtic

Don’t forget to visit our vendor guide for a full list of Maryland wedding professionals or our real wedding gallery for more Maryland and DC-area weddings!

Photo Credit: Rachael Spiegel for The Observatory

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